Perth County Branch

Ontario Genealogical Society

24 St. Andrew St.
Stratford, ON
N5A 1A3
perthcountyogs@gmail.com

RESEARCH & REFERENCE RESOURCES BY TOWNSHIP




  • SOUTH EASTHOPE TOWNSHIP RESOURCES

  • ASSESSMENT
    -1842-48 on microfilm. Hard copy available from Perth OGS $3.50 or $5.00 by mail
    -1880-1930 available at Stratford. Not all years survive.
    -1885 Alphabetical index available from Perth OGS $1.00 or $2.00 mail
    -Assessment Rolls-1880-1891, 1892-1899 on microfilm at Stratford Archives
    -Council Minutes-1886-1901 on microfilm at Stratford Archives
    -Council minutes books and bylaws available in Stratford Archives.

  • CEMETERIES
    -Fryfogel Hwy 7 Con 1 Lot 14
    -Lingelbach Hwy 7 Con 1 Lot 10
    -McTavish Line 26 Road 109 Con 7 Lot 31
    -Shakespeare Road 107 Con 1 Lot 20
    -S. Easthope United Line 33 Con 2 Lot 30
    -St. Anthonys RC Line 33 Con 2 Lot 13
    -Trinity Lutheran Sebastopol Line 29 Con 4 Lot 21
    *All cemeteries are transcribed and available for research at the Stratford Archives. *All transcriptions are also available for purchase from Perth OGS. See publication list for prices.
    *S. Easthope Amish burial records are also available for 1857-59 from Perth OGS.$1.00 or $2.00 mail.

  • CENSUS
    -1842 Population returns microfilm all Archives branches *Also available in hard copy from Perth OGS $3.50 or $5.00 mail
    -1848 & 1850 Heads of Household microfilm at all branches
    -1851 census does not survive
    -1861-1901 on microfilm at all branches of Archives.
    *Some indexes with Head of House and Spouse available from Perth OGS. See publication list.

  • CHURCH RECORDS
    -1858-1869 Marriage Register Index all branches
    *Original returns on microfilm at all Archives branches
    -1852-59 Perth BMD Index by D. Walker at all branches
    -1869-1873 Marriage Registration Index by J.Stewart all branches
    -Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms Vol 1-4 on microfilm.
    *Index is available from Perth OGS. See publication list for prices.
    Shakespeare Presbyterian
    Baptisms 1881-1899
    Minutes 1857-1859
    Trinity Lutheran
    Parish Records 1829-1949
    Baptisms 1949-1969
    Deaths 1949-1969
    Marriages 1857-1972
    Congregational Meetings 1855-1957
    *All records available for Trinity Lutheran are on microfilm at Stratford Archives

  • HISTORY BOOKS
    -Country Roads History S.Easthope 1827-2000 $80. available at Stratford Archives
    -Crossroads In Time $40. hard cover available in Stratford
    -Tavistock Fact & Fantasy ( out of print)
    -Raise the Roof - Tavistock Hockey
    -History of Perth County 1825-1902 (out of print)
    -History of Perth County to 1967 $20. available all Archives
    -History of Perth County 1967-2003 $15.00 available at all Archive branches
    -Perth County 1879 Historical Atlas (out of print)
    -1982 Perth County Atlas $80. available in Stratford & Listowel
    -The Easthopes by Vera McNichol (out of print)
    -Paths of History Perth & Huron ( out of print)
    *All out of print books are available for research in Stratford Archives.

  • NEWSPAPERS
    -Stratford Weekly Beacon 1855-1890's microfilm
    -Stratford Weekly Herald 1855-1890's microfilm
    -Stratford Times 1886-1894 microfilm
    -Stratford Daily Beacon 1887-1923 microfilm
    -Stratford Daily Herald 1887-1923 microfilm
    -Stratford Beacon Herald 1923-1999 microfilm
    -Tavistock Gazette microfilm
    *Stratford newspapers are indexed to the 1890's.
    -Bur-Mor Publications Indexes of pre 1900 and Tavistock Gazettes are available at all branches.
    -Clipping files of recent years of Stratford papers and Tavistock Gazette available in Stratford.

  • TOWNSHIP PAPERS
    -S. Easthope original applications are on microfilm at Stratford Archives. "NEW" A printed Index is now available on the Publication page. It is 3 pages long and is available for $1.00 pick up or $2.00 by mail from Perth O.G.S.

  • ONTARIO VITAL STATISTICS:
    -Indexes of registrations are on microfilm and available in all three Branches as follows:
    Births 1914 Marriages 1929 Deaths 1939

  • TWEEDSMUIR PAPERS
    -Elmhurst W. I. and Shakespeare W.I. are on microfilm in Stratford. Some hard copies of minutes and scrapbooks are available also

    Tweedsmuir books usually include a brief farm history submitted by members of the Womens Institute.

    **Please note: The majority of Civil and Land records for Tavistock are now located in Oxford County as the Village has been a part of that county since c.1909
    Since 1998 the Township of South Easthope is part of the Township of Perth East.

    Stratford Perth Archives
    24 St. Andrews St.,
    Stratford ON
    N5A 1A3
    519-271-0531 x252

    THE HOURS OUR LIBRARY IS AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCHING IS THE SAME AS FOR THE STRATFORD-PERTH ARCHIVES

    Summer Hours
    April 4, 2011 - September 30, 2011
    Monday thru Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Note: Closed 12 -1 on Saturdays

    Winter Hours
    October 3, 2011 - March 30, 2012
    Monday thru Friday: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Saturday by appointment

    Weekday mornings including Saturdays and Wednesdays 4:30 pm 8:00 pm available by appointment

    A research fee of $5.00 daily or $20. yearly in effect for non-Perth County residents and is valid in all three branches.
    *Keep watching for further South Easthope Resources updates*
    The Branch is indebted to our Past Chair, Lynda Greve, for her painstaking work, in assembling ALL of these references by Township.
    May we suggest that you use these, by printing the page, that can then be used as a check list in your research.

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    Revised 8th August, 2011